DMITRI KABALEVSKY (1904-1987): 3 Preludes, Op. 1, Variations in D "Toccata", Op. 40/1, Variations in A Minor, Op. 40/2, 6 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 61, Rondo in A Minor, Op. 59, Spring Games and Dances, Op. 81, Recitative and Rondo, Op. 84, Variations on American, French and Japanese Folk Songs, Op. 87/1-3, Lyric Tunes, Op. 93a.
Catalogue Number: 11Q063
Reference: NI 6283
Description: And, here, Kabalevsky for adults in a concert hall. And a real surprise if you only know the mature Kabalevsky: the Preludes of 1925 are right in the late Scriabin sound-world, an example of pre-Sovietization. The program proceeds chronologically with pieces from the pair of Variations from 1944 to the Lyric Tunes of 1971/72, all of which are recognizably mature Kabalevsky even when they don't have elements of Russian folk music or Orthodox chant, as in the Spring Games and Recitative. Kirsten Johnson (piano).